The First Lie

  • by Virginia King
  • Narrated by Katherine Littrell
  • 9 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A warning in a dream. A face in the mirror. A race against time.
Selkie Moon is a woman on the run. In a mad dash for freedom she's escaped her abusive husband to start over in Hawaii. But her refuge begins to unravel and she's running from something else entirely. A voice in a dream says: "Someone is trying to kill you." Not that Selkie's psychic, no way. But the threats escalate until she's locked in a game of cat and mouse with a mysterious stalker. The mystery becomes so bizarre and terrifying that Selkie's instinct is to keep running. But is she running from her past or her future? And can she piece together the fragmented clues before time runs out?
The First Lie is a psychological thriller with a mythical twist, peppered with a cast of quirky characters. It's a story about secrets, about the shadows we don't know are driving us, from our mythical pasts and our present reality, told with a touch of humor.
Join Selkie Moon on the roller-coaster ride of her life. Roller-coasters make her throw up - but that's the least of her problems.

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It really is a book with a difference and simply c

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I do think it is a book that will appeal to some and they will love it or others may read and just not 'get it' .. I'm glad I did.


What was one of the most memorable moments of The First Lie?

The whole fear of the ocean and history of the seals was intriguing .. it really is a book with a difference and simply charming. A journey of discovery, it paints a lovely picture of Hawaii and has left me wanting to read the next in the series.


Which scene did you most enjoy?

I was absorbed all the way and particularly like the elements of Selkie seeking her darkside/dead mother. It was quite eerie in places, she hears voices, music and 'sees' a lady - but she has some wonderfully supportive friends.


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

There is so much tension, Selkie escapes from an abusive relationship and relocates in Hawaii .. there is a lot of folklore, some colourful characters and plenty of adventure.

Yes, it does have a paranormal twist but ultimately I would say it is a mystery/thriller with a hauntingly quaint backdrop.


Any additional comments?

I came across this book when I was actually doing a different guest post with the lovely author on my blog. I was attracted by the cover, fell in love with the name Selkie Moon but subconsciously I think the 'paranormal' genre part prevented me jumping straight in. I started it, got a little way then stopped due to a tight schedule on other books then went back to it .... well after a few chapters I was then reeled in!
I purchased and listened to this on audiobook and the narration was compelling with an Australian accent which highlighted the experience.

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- Ali - The Dragon Slayer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 27-05-2016
  • Publisher: Celestial Hedgehog Pty Ltd